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Re: Mathematica 7.01 and Mac OS 10.6

Following an update to 10.6, I got the initial problem with M7.01
where it wouldn't start properly. That kind-of fixed itself after I
loudly verbalised my disapproval and restarted M. I am not currently
experiencing problems with M.

I'm running one of the new macbook pro things, but doubt that is of
any real significance. All latest OS updates [ inc sleeping disk ]

Anything particular I should try to induce the problem ?


2009/10/15 DrMajorBob <btreat1 at>:
> OK. I'll try to keep track of whether it's only the first start after
> booting or not, and let somebody know if it isn't.
> Bobby
> On Wed, 14 Oct 2009 11:23:11 -0500, John Fultz <jfultz at> wrote:
>> If it's consistent with what we've seen elsewhere, then it happens the
>> first
>> time you launch Mathematica after you reboot your computer, and never
>> again
>> until the next reboot.  That's another Snow Leopard-specific problem
>> which we're
>> investigating.
>> Sincerely,
>> John Fultz
>> jfultz at
>> User Interface Group
>> Wolfram Research, Inc.
>> On Wed, 14 Oct 2009 07:56:27 -0400 (EDT), DrMajorBob wrote:
>>> My M7/Snow Leopard problem is that the kernel often freezes (while
>>> loading) the first time I evaluate a cell after opening Mathematica.
>>> Then I go to Evaluate>Stop Kernel, and trying again always seems to
>>> work.
>>> It's not a HUGE problem, but it wastes a minute of my time whenever it
>>> happens... about 20% of my Mathematica sessions.
>>> Bobby
>>> On Tue, 13 Oct 2009 22:18:07 -0500, monochrome <bayard.webb at>
>>> wrote:
>>>> I have experienced this once and was directed by customer service to
>>>> do the same thing. It has not recurred.
>>>> Bayard
>>>> On Oct 13, 4:18 am, Andrzej Kozlowski <a... at> wrote:
>>>>> Actually the situation is even worse than I described below. When I
>>>>> try to restart Mathematica after force quitting it, I get the message
>>>>> that the 2-user limit on this license has been reached. Contact
>>>>> Wolfram Research or an authorized Mathematica distributor for
>>>>> information on upgrding your license configuration.
>>>>> It seems that I have to restart my computer to be able to use
>>>>> Mathematica again, which is really getting somewhat ridiculous.
>>>>> Andrzej Kozlowski
>>>>> On 13 Oct 2009, at 17:56, Andrzej Kozlowski wrote:
>>>>>> I have been experiencing rare but very irritating problems running
>>>>>> Mathematica 7.01 under Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) on a MacBook.
>>>>>> What 
>>>>>> happens is that for some reason the kernel suddenly quits during an
>>>>>> evaluation. When I try to restart it (by evaluating some
>>>>>> expression) 
>>>>>> I get the message: "The kernel failed to start because you
>>>>>> attempted 
>>>>>> to run more Mathematica kernels than you have licensed." There are
>>>>>> two buttons, Purchase and Cancel. I find it rather annoying that
>>>>>> the 
>>>>>> Purchase button is selected by default but not half as annoying as
>>>>>> the fact that clicking on either button produces no effect.
>>>>>> Everything is actually frozen and there is no way out other than
>>>>>> force quitting Mathematica.
>>>>>> Has anyone experienced anything similar? As I mentioned - this
>>>>>> seems 
>>>>>> fairly rare; it has happened twice since I installed Snow Leopard
>>>>>> about  a month ago and I can't reproduce it.
>>>>>> Andrzej Kozlowski
> --
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